Since its founding in 2006, the Institute has conducted a number of groundbreaking public opinion and social research projects. Our reports are listed by publication date, or can be searched by topic or survey series.
Satisfaction with democracy and trust in political actors growing in some regions of Canada and falling in others.
The changing views on the prospects for the next generation were addressed by the Environics Institute for Survey research in its most recent Focus Canada survey.
Roughly two-thirds of Canadians say that the wealthy, new technology companies like Google and Facebook, and large Canadian corporations have too much influence in Canadian politics.
For the first time in over a decade, environmental issues now top the list of the most important problems facing Canadians. But views on the country’s top problem are strongly related to region.
Focus Canada - Fall 2019
This report examines public opinion in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary-Edmonton (combined) and Vancouver. It assesses whether there is a common big-city mindset that differentiates those living in these major urban areas from the rest of the country.
This is the third report based on the Confederation of Tomorrow 2019 survey of Canadians.
An update on trends in Canadian public opinion
Younger men are twice as likely as younger women to say they have been personally encouraged to become a candidate for elected office.
Mapping the state of reconciliation among Canada's youth
Focus Canada - Spring 2019
Public opinion on the current state of the Canadian federation
The Environics Institute is partnering with Dr. Robert Brym (SD Clark Chair of Sociology at the University of Toronto) and York Univerity to conduct a landmark national survey of Jews in Canada in 2018.
Tracking Canadian public opinion and how it is changing over time
“Social capital” is the term used to describe the vibrancy of social networks and the extent to which there is trust and reciprocity within a community and among individuals.
Canadian public opinion today and how it has changed in the past year